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Ex-AwesomenessTV chief joins Paramount

AwesomenessTV founder Brian Robbins as joined Paramount Pictures to lead a new youth-skewed division. Robbins will run Paramount Players, which will be devoted to producing films derived from the Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and BET brands. The move is the first major deal for Paramount since Fox veteran Jim Gianopulos became its chairman and CEO. Robbins […]

Viacom’s Flamman takes on new MTV and Nick role

Peter Flamman has landed a new role at Viacom and will oversee MTV and Nickelodeon across a large chunk of Europe as well as in Africa and the Middle East. Based in Madrid, he will oversee development and production, acquisitions, scheduling and operations across the channels and their digital services. Flamman replaces Laura Abril, who […]

Viacom launches new MTV Play mobile app

Viacom International Media Networks has launched a new MTV Play mobile app in the Netherlands and Belgium. The launch marks the first Play Plex launch for the MTV brand in Europe. The app, part of a wider group of apps for Viacom’s core brands, gives audiences access to a video-on-demand content library and content that […]

Meo adds MTV Live HD

Altice-owned Portuguese service provider Portugal Telecom/Meo has added MTV Live HD to its TV programming line-up. The channel will be available via Meo channel 141 for ADSL and fibre clients who take the TV service with a MEObox set-top, MTV Live HD features music videos, live performances, major music festivals including the Isle of MTV […]

Ex-MTV reality chief joins Viceland

US cable channel Viceland has hired former MTV reality boss Lauren Dolgen as its head of West Coast development. She will oversee production and development in LA for the channel, which in the US is a joint venture between Vice Media and A+E Networks. Dolgen left MTV last year during a period that saw a […]

Akado adds MTV Russia to line-up

Russian service provider Akado has added MTV Russia to its programming line-up as part of its basic digital package. The addition of the channel comes via an agreement between Akado, which operates the Komkor service in Moscow and St Petersburg, and Viacom International Media Networks. The channel will be the 11th Viacom service on the […]

Bakish makes raft of new appointments at Viacom

Bob Bakish’s restructuring of US media giant Viacom has continued with appointment of a music programming chief, general managers for Comedy Central and TV Land, and an original series producer at VH1. Bakish has been marking his stamp on the troubled company since becoming president and CEO, focusing efforts around core brands, and building bridges between domestic […]

New-look Viacom takes TV to film and film to TV

New Viacom CEO, Bob Bakish, has fleshed out his turnaround plan for the media giant and pledged to bring its TV brands to film and vice versa. Announcing a slate of Nickelodeon movies for the Paramount studio, Bakish said the core Viacom channels will each contribute cobranded movies to the slate of Viacom movie studio […]

Viacom outlines five-point turnaround plan

Media giant Viacom has unveiled a five-point plan to get its business back on track, with flagship brands and digital centre stage. As part of the focus on the big channel brands the Spike channel will be replaced by Paramount Network, which also signifies Viacom’s commitment to keeping the Paramount studio. New Viacom CEO Bob […]

Facebook appoints MTV exec to work on original content

Facebook has appointed MTV Networks executive Mina Lefevre as head of development for its original content efforts. Lefevre, who confirmed her move in a post on Facebook, was previously executive vice-president, development and programming and head of scripted at MTV. She will stay based in Los Angeles, working out of Facebook’s offices in Playa Vista […]